Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North


Upcoming City and Community Meetings, Events and Public Information Sessions:


City and Community news and and events, my newspaper column, Public Service Announcements and much more:

West Transitway Extension Open House (Bayshore to Moodie)

When: December 10, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, 102 Greenview Ave.

This is an information session about the construction project that is scheduled to begin in late 2015 with final completion in 2018. This plan is to improve transit service reliability and therefore, the City has developed a plan to extend the West Transitway from Bayshore to Moodie. This plan received provincial environmental assessment (EA) approval in 2012. Design drawings will be on display for your review and staff will be on hand to provide information, to discuss traffic impacts and to receive comments. Initial construction consists of the extension of the West Transitway from east of Holly Acres to Moodie and a new transit station near Corkstown (east of Moodie). If you are unable to attend the meeting or would like additional information, please direct your comments to the City of Ottawa MMM Project Manager: Patrick Hill, 613-736-7200 x. 3241 or e-mail at

CLASS Booking and Registration System upgrade

City staff have let me know that they are in the process of upgrading the CLASS booking and registration system and that access to all modules of the Class application and the two self-serve channels (Web and IVR) will be interrupted from Sunday, November 29 at 10:00 p.m. to approximately noon on Friday, December 4.    During this time, registrations and bookings will revert to manual transactions.  

Class booking system

Tips and services to help you find a snow removal contractor

The City of Ottawa provides a number of tips and services to help residents with the clearing of snow from their walkways and driveways.

The Snow Go Program helps seniors and persons with disabilities find reliable contractors and/or individuals to clear snow from their private driveways and/or walkways. Once matched up with snow removal help, residents are responsible for making payments directly to the individual or contractor.

Seniors and persons with disabilities can also apply to the Snow Go Assist Program, which provides financial assistance  for a portion of their snow removal costs for eligible participants.

The Snow Go Programs are administered by local home support agencies that serve local neighbourhoods. 

Also, residents searching for a reputable snow plow contractor can review the roster of licensed snow plow contractors listed on You can also find tips such as:

  • How to handle a door-to-door sales pitch
  • Understand the terms of your contract before signing
  • Check the Better Business Bureau and customer review websites

For more information about any of these services visit or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

Mayor’s Annual Christmas Celebration

Mayor Jim Watson will host the Mayor’s 15th Annual Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 5 at Ottawa City Hall in support of the Ottawa Food Bank.

Date: Saturday, December 5
Time: 2 to 6 p.m.
Location: Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Admission: a non-perishable food donation to the Ottawa Food Bank

Families are invited to join the fun at this eagerly anticipated event, celebrating Christmas in a wonderful winter setting. Fun-filled outdoor activities will include ice skating on the Sens Rink of Dreams, as well as horse-drawn wagon rides on Marion Dewar Plaza, with plenty of hot chocolate, BeaverTails and roasted marshmallows.

Indoors, City Hall will be transformed into a wonderland. Kids will be excited to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and make a craft in Santa’s workshop. Live performances will be part of the fun as families enjoy special treats from Farm Boy, Lindt and the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

The Mayor’s Annual Christmas Celebration is made possible by the generosity of the many corporate sponsors. In the spirit of giving and to help those in need, admission to this sponsored event is a non-perishable food donation to the Ottawa Food Bank.

OC Transpo will offer free bus rides on all routes to and from City Hall from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. to children 11 years and under when accompanied by a fare-paying adult.

Human Rights Learning Forum

Registration is now open for the Ottawa Police Service’s Diversity and Race Relations Section’s inaugural Human Rights Learning Forum.

Date:     Thursday December 3rd, 2015
Time:    8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place:    St. Elias Hall, 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario 

Register at:

 The goal of the forum is the exploration of Human Rights and their intersectionality as it affects and pertains to the police/community relationship.

Keynote speakers include Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane from the Ontario Human Rights Commission and the Office of the Independent Police Review Director, Gerry McNeilly.

Meetings at City Hall Nov 30 – Dec 4

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit, or call 3-1-1.

Community and Protective Services Committee Budget – Monday, November 30, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • 2016 Draft Operating and Capital Budget
  • Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program Projects and Strategic Initiative 37 – Recreation Facility Upgrades Projects
  • Commemorative Naming – Beauregard Bunker
  • Commemorative Naming – Henri-Rocque Park
  • 9-1-1 Annual Report 2013/2014

Ottawa Police Services Board – Budget – Monday, November 30, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

  • Chief’s Verbal Report
  • 2016 Draft Operating and Capital Budgets – Public Delegations and Approval
  • 2016 Police Services Board Meeting Schedule
  • Appointment of Special Constables – OC Transpo
  • Appointment of Special Constables – Carleton University
  • Financial Status Report – Third Quarter 2015
  • Outstanding Board Inquiries & Motions – November 2015
  • Letters of Commendation

Finance and Economic Development Committee Budget – Tuesday, December 1, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Appointment to the Bank Street Business Improvement Area Board of Management
  • 2016 Interim Property Taxes and Due Dates
  • Lansdowne Partnership Plan Annual Report
  • Lansdowne Partnership Plan – Proposed Settlement of the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group Claims
  • 100-Day Memorandum of Understanding with the National Capital Commission Update
  • 2015 Economic Development Strategy Implementation Update and 2016 Implementation Plan
  • Downtown Rideau Business Improvement Area Boundary Adjustment
  • Brownfields Grant Program Application – 405 Terminal Avenue
  • Brownfields Grant Program Application – 175 Main Street
  • Stage 1 and Stage 2 of Light Rail Transit (LRT) – Provision of Public Washrooms
  • Delegation of Authority – Acquisition and Sale of Land and Property – July 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015
  • Municipal Capital Facility Designation for the Duration of the Construction of the Confederation Line Station at 117 Rideau Street
  • Budget Challenge and Service Reviews – Information Supplemental to the 2016 Budget Estimates
  • 2016 Draft Operating and Capital Budget – Finance and Economic Development Committee

Ottawa Public Library Board Meeting Budget – Tuesday, December 1, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

Transportation CommitteeBudget – Wednesday, December 2, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • 2015-2016 Winter Operations Update
  • 2016 Draft Operating and Capital Budget – Transportation Committee

Transit Commission Budget – Thursday, December 3, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • 2016 Draft Operating and Capital Budget – Tax and Rate Supported – Transit Commission
  • Status Update – Transit Commission Inquiries and Motions for the Period Ending November 20, 2015

Information Technology Sub-committeeBudget – Friday, December 4, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Enterprise Operating System Approach / Upgrade Strategy
  • 2016 Draft Operating and Capital Budget – Tax and Rate Supported – Information Technology Sub-Committee

Meetings at Ottawa City Hall

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit, or call 3-1-1.

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee – Budget – Monday, November 23, 1 p.m., The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive

  • 2016 Draft Operating and Capital Budget
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 2491 Carp Road
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 3570 9th Line Road
  • Branch No. 6 of the Dowdall Municipal Drain on the Department of National Defense Property – Court of Revision
  • Branch 1 of the Flewellyn Municipal Drain Upstream of Flewellyn Road – Court of Revision

Planning Committee – Budget – Tuesday, November 24, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

·       Zoning By-Law Amendment – 175 Main Street

·       2016 Draft Operating and Capital Budget – Planning Committee

·       Application for Demolition and New Construction at 259 Beechwood Avenue, a Property Designated Under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and Located in the Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District

·       Application to Alter 90 Bolton Street,a Property Designated Under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and Located in the Lowertown West Heritage Conservation District

·       Zoning By-Law Amendment – 330 Gilmour Street

·        Uptown Rideau Community Design Plan, and Official Plan and Secondary Plan Amendments

Arts, Culture, Heritage and Recreation Advisory Committee – Budget – Tuesday, November 24, 6:30 p.m., Champlain Room

City Council Meeting – Wednesday, November 25, 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall

Audit Committee – Budget – Thursday, November 26, 9:30 a.m. Champlain Room

  • Ernst & Young LLP 2015 Audit Plan
  • 2016 Draft Operating and Capital Budget – Audit Committee
  • Office of the Auditor General (OAG) 2016 Audit Work Plan
  • Office of the Auditor General (OAG) – Annual Report and Detailed Audit Reports

French Language Services Advisory Committee – Budget – Thursday, November 26, 6:30 p.m., Champlain Room

Environment Committee – Budget – Friday, November 27, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • 2016 Draft Operating and Capital Budget – Tax and Rate Supported – Environment Committee

Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee – 2015-18 Work Plan

Urban Forest Management Plan Public Workshop

Urban Trees: Putting Down Roots for the Future
Join us to discuss the Urban Forest Management Plan

Please join us for an input and visioning workshop. Your input is important and will help inform the vision and direction for the Urban Forest Management Plan. More info at

Tuesday, November 24
6:30 to 9:30 pm
Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
Click Here to Register

forestWhat’s your vision for Ottawa’s urban forest? What are the key issues facing Ottawa’s urban forest?

Following our very well attended launch event on National Tree Day, we are excited to invite you to our first public consultations for the City of Ottawa’s Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP). We are in the first phase of the project and we need your input.

Martha Copestake
613-580-2424, extension 17922


Christmas Concerts in Kanata

Nov. 21, Kanata Symphony Orchestra, 7:30pm, Glen Cairn United Church

Nov. 22, Kanata Concert Band, 3:30pm, Glen Cairn United Church

Dec. 5-6, West Ottawa Ladies Chorus, 7pm on 5th & 2:30pm on 6th, St. Paul’s Anglican Church

Dec. 5-6, Goulbourn Jubilee Singers, 7pm on 5th & 3pm on 6th, Glen Cairn United Church

Dec. 12, Kanata Choral Society, 7:30pm, St. Paul’s Anglican Church

December 8 Kanata Highlands Public Open House #2

When: December 8, 6:30 – 9pm
Location: Kanata Seniors Centre (Mlacak Centre)
Owen Prince Room
2500 Campeau Drive

Richcraft’s consulting team will present the Existing Conditions and Constraints Analysis (ECCA) Report they are currently working on and producing for the development area at 820 Huntmar Drive. Once completed, the study will review the site’s availability for urban development. This meeting is the follow up to the first public open house which was held on June 16, 2015. The draft of the ECCA report will be made available prior to the meeting on the project website at Comments received before Dec. 22, will be considered by City staff prior to finalization of the report.

Ben Babelowsky

Mayor, Ben & Marianne handshakeCongratulations to Kanata North’s Ben Babelowsky who was inducted into the Order of Ottawa this year.

“Inductees into the Order of Ottawa are remarkable residents who are being honoured for their service to our city through a variety of professional and civic-oriented endeavours,” said Mayor Watson. “I am pleased to celebrate the contributions of these wonderful people who have made a real difference in the lives of others in our community.”

The Order of Ottawa recognizes exceptional residents who have made a significant contribution in a professional capacity in many areas of city life, including arts and culture, business, community service, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, medicine, sports and entertainment, or other fields of endeavour that benefit the residents of Ottawa.

This prestigious civic award was established in 2012 by Mayor Watson and members of City Council. Recipients of the Order of Ottawa are chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of the Mayor, City Clerk and Solicitor, Chief of Police, Chief of Protocol, City Archivist, and the Chief Executive Officer of Library Services.

Ben Babelowsky

Mr. Babelowsky is a world renowned visual artist, generous community builder and philanthropist.

His art work is part of important collections all over the world. He has produced more than 2,000 watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings and 750,000 reproductions depicting local scenes.  He has donated paintings to support many worthy causes. He also supports local youth, having been involved with Young At Art, a juried art exhibition that brings the work of young visual artists to local art galleries across the city of Ottawa, for close to 20 years.

He worked at the Ottawa Citizen in advertising, commercial art, marketing, promotion and public relations for 30 years. While he was Director of Community and Public Relations at the Citizen, he raised several million dollars in support of local charities by donating his art and spearheading many Ottawa Citizen promotions.

Since retiring in 1993, he continues to paint rural and urban scenery of Eastern Canada, the USA and the Maritimes, and to provide outstanding support of cultural and community life in Ottawa.

Time Capsules Vault Closing Ceremony

Turn in your Time Capsules at my ward office (2500 Campeau Drive, Mlacak Centre) or a the Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata (4101 Innovation Drive) by December 4th at 4pm. The vault will be sealed at the RRCK Christmas Party on December 5th.  I had delayed the sealing in the past as many people asked for more time. On December 5th, the vault will be closed until December 2063.

Meetings at City Hall Nov 9 – 13

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit, or call 3-1-1.

Built Heritage Sub-Committee – Monday, November 9, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Status update – Built Heritage Sub-Committee inquiries and motions for the period ending October 30, 2015
  • Application for demolition and new construction at 259 Beechwood Avenue, a property designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and located in the Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District
  • Removal of 3524 McBean Street from the City of Ottawa Heritage Register
  • Application to alter 90 Bolton Street, a property designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and located in the Lowertown West Heritage Conservation District
  • Demolition of 171 Bruyère Street, a property designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and located in the Lowertown West HCD and replacement with a parkette
  • Designation of the Boyd House, 173 Huntmar Road under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Application to demolish the Bradley/Craig Barn, 590 Hazeldean Road, a property designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act

Ottawa Board of Health – Monday, November 9, 4:15- 4:30 p.m., Caucus Room, Education session for Board Members – Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines; 5 p.m., Board of Health Meeting, Champlain Room

  • Chair of the Board of Health Verbal Report
  • Medical Officer of Health Verbal Report
  • 2016 Draft Operating Budget for the Ottawa Board of Health (to be tabled on November 9, 2015)
  • Update on Dental Health Services in Ottawa
  • Enhanced Strategy to Address Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections in Ottawa
  • 2016 Board of Health Meeting Schedule

Planning Committee – Tuesday, November 10, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 4149 and 4175 Strandherd Drive
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 3605 Paul Anka Drive
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 400 Albert Street (383 Slater Street)
  • Preston Street North Traditional Mainstreet Study
  • Status Update – Planning Committee Inquiries and Motions for the period ending October 30, 2015

Ottawa Public Library Board Meeting – Tuesday, November 10, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

Ottawa Police Services BoardSpecial Meeting – Thursday, November 12, 8:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Tabling of 2016 Draft Operating and Capital Budgets

City Council Meeting – Thursday, November 12, 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall

Transit CommissionSpecial Meeting – Thursday, November 12, to begin 30 minutes after the adjournment of the Council meeting, Champlain Room.

  • 2016 Draft Operating and Capital Budget – Tax and Rate Supported – Transit Commission (Tabling)


All City Councillors are Commissioner of Oaths and therefore, I can officially witness your signature on documents if you are residents of Kanata North. Examples include documents when children are travelling without both parents, name changes, professional recognition and more. To access this service, which is free for Kanata North residents, contact me for an appointment at my City Hall or Ward Office.

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MTO sidewalk work widening During construction, Eagleson Road Southbound will

IMPORTANT: As of November 17th  until mid December southbound traffic over the March/Eagleson Bridge over Highway 417 will be limited to ONE lane.  Expect Delays. 

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has informed me that work will commence early in November to modify the sidewalk on the West side of the Eagleson/March Rd overpass. I pushed very hard to have the Province include a sidewalk (which was shown in the original plans) and continued lobbying (along with City Staff) to have the sidewalk modified to correct the issues that resulted in the sidewalk being closed to pedestrians last winter.

When the bridge was restored by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) , it was to include a sidewalk along the West side.  What was actually built was too narrow for sidewalk plows and the steep curb at each end is not accessible by wheelchairs, strollers or  sidewalk plows.  That resulted in it being closed to pedestrians last winter, a significant inconvenience and safety issue to the public.

Last month city staff constructed sidewalks leading to the bridge from both directions.  MTO agreed to modify the structure on the bridge to create a pedestrian system from one side of Highway 417 to the other.  Here is the Latest update (as of October 26 2015):

  • Construction work is expected to begin on or about November 2nd.  Due to the scope of the structural work involved (drilling into existing sidewalk and placement of additional reinforced steel) it is anticipated that the contract will be completed in mid-December.
  • Work will include
    • widening of the previously constructed concrete sidewalk on the west side of the bridge
    • elimination of the concrete drainage outlets on the approaches to provide a flat surface
    • widening of the raised surface (sidewalk) on the approaches to the bridge (including adjustment of steel beam guide rail as required)
  • During construction, only one lane will be open travelling southbound across the bridge in order to provide for worker safety.  Short term ramp closures (for the palcement of temporary concrete barrier to protect the work zone) may take place only between the times of 9pm and 6am.
  • Portable Variable Message Signs will be provided on Eagleson Road (northbound and southbound), Highway 417 (eastbound and westbound), and Campeau Drive (eastbound) in advance of the beginning of construction in order to mitigate impacts.  Signs will notify drivers of any ramp closures seven days in advance.
  • Pedestrians will be directed to the east side of the bridge.

City of Ottawa PSA:

Traffic impacts on Eagleson Road and Highway 417 on-ramps start Tuesday

Ottawa – The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) will begin work on Tuesday, November 17 to widen sidewalks on the west side of the Eagleson Road Bridge over Highway 417 and its approaches. The construction is scheduled to be completed in mid-December.

As part of the construction activities, MTO will need to reduce southbound Eagleson Road to one lane in the work area. The eastbound and westbound on-ramps to Highway 417 from southbound Eagleson Road will also be closed overnight from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for approximately five weeks.

Pedestrians will be redirected to the east sidewalk during construction.

The work will deliver a better walking environment for pedestrians crossing the Eagleson Bridge by widening the sidewalk on the west side of the bridge and its approaches and eliminating concrete drainage outlets on the approaches to provide a flat surface

Portable Variable Message Signs are already in place to advise motorists of the upcoming lane reduction and ramp closures so they can plan alternate routes.

With all of the construction-related activities underway, residents are encouraged to be flexible with commuting times, stagger work hours or use alternative means for travel. The public is asked to consider options such as transit, walking, cycling or carpooling.

The City of Ottawa has tools on to help motorists and transit users plan their routes and manage their commute including:

For current information about traffic and construction around the city, visit


Ottawa City Services and Tools

In My Neighbourhood offers a quick way for residents to locate schools, libraries, parks, recreation facilities, community services, events, land development applications and more within a geographic neighbourhood. The interactive map allows users to see details such as building outlines and address numbers, landscape features, property lines, roads and parks tailored to the address they have entered. In My Neighbourhood is accessible from most desktop PCs, mobile phones and tablet devices. It is also accessible through My ServiceOttawa and

Join Ottawa a new web application on – offers an improved search experience for recreation and leisure programs. It enables residents to search, view and register for a range of City services, programs and activities offered by the Ottawa Public Library, Ottawa Public Health, and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department including programs delivered at seniors’ facilities.

My ServiceOttawa account allows users to securely access multiple City services and information in one place. It is free to set up, easy to use and provides residents and businesses access to City information and services from the comfort of their own home or office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can:

  • Access where more than 270 transactions can be conducted online
  • View, print and pay your water and tax bills online
  • View information regarding services such as schools, libraries, parks, recreation facilities, community services, land development applications and events near you through In My Neighbourhood directly from your My ServiceOttawa account.
  • Never miss a garbage, recycling or green bin pick-up day again! Set up calendar or email reminders, print or order your calendar
  • Obtain relevant and up to date information on all of your service requests such as their status, when it was created and a map of the location

The improved Volunteer Portal on features an easy-to-use search function that offers a comprehensive list of the City’s volunteer opportunities. Residents can search and apply for volunteer positions online based on individual search criteria, and even take online training, making volunteering with the City much easier.

The enhanced Older Adults Portal on has been streamlined and refined to better meet the online needs of the City’s older adult population. It offers residents the ability to find relevant information of interest to their age group, as well it provides information resources for family members and caregivers of older adults.  It offers information on:

  • Caregiver support
  • Getting around the City
  • Help around the home
  • Recreation and leisure
  • Volunteering
  • Health and support services
  • And more!

The redesigned Immigration Portal is the first stop to secure reliable, relevant and easy to access information on the City of Ottawa. It’s a central location for information that links immigrants and newcomers to the organizations providing support and services to immigrants in Ottawa. It offers information on the following topics:

  • See what Ottawa has to offer
  • A practical guide to preparing for life in Ottawa
  • A practical guide to adapting to life in Ottawa
  • Finding work, starting or buying a business
  • Studying, working or living as a student in Ottawa
  • Government services
  • And more!

As part of the City of Ottawa’s commitment to improving citizen engagement and enhancing transparency and accountability to its residents, the City provides public access to its data. Open Data is data that is made freely available to the public in machine readable format without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control.  The Open Data catalogue, found on, has grown from its original two dozen data sets to over 115 data sets.  Data sets range from live bus arrival data to bicycle counts, restaurant inspections, library holdings, election results, and 311 call volumes.  These have led to the development of 100’s of apps, websites, stories, and other uses, contributing revenue and cost savings to the City as well supporting transparency and accountability.

Are you planning on opening up a new food premise in Ottawa? The City’s Business Ambassador Service will make it easier for new business entrepreneurs to work with the City to start-up, plan and operate their new business by providing:

  • One single point of contact to access City services and information related to your new business including processing specific licenses and permits
  • The ability to access information or initiate a request online 24/7 to meet with the Business Information Officer
  • Clear timelines provided upfront from the time a entrepreneur initiates the process to the time they open their business

The redesigned Permits, Business Licenses and Applicationspage on provides information on cost, who to contact, requirements and where to apply for all business permits, licenses and applications in one location. The new page displays information in a standardized format and allows users to filter this information to speed up searches.

TheTravel & Mobilitypage on has been updated to provide tools and information to help you navigate traffic disruptions, road closures, and more resulting from the various construction projects transforming our City over the next few years. Solutions include the Ottawa NAV app and web-based programs which inform residents of road closures, detours and alternative travel options to minimize the impact of the road and construction work.

The City’s new online magazine, Ott City Online is media-rich and shareable through social media channels and:

  • Features sharable content that includes articles, interviews, photos and videos
  • Provides information on City programs and services in an accessible, bilingual format

The City’s Newsroom on is your one-stop for Public Service Announcements, Media Advisories & News Releases. It features improved search functions and is now more interactive with photos, attachments and maps, and an RSS feed.

Mobile friendly Service requests on make it easier than ever to interact with the City online:

  • Use mobile devices with ease: service requests are now responsive to the screen sizes of desktops, smartphones and tablets
  • Include a photo with your service request: the photo can be taken with a mobile device or forwarded from a computer
  • Select from among several options to identify the location: by choosing a point on a map using location services on a mobile device or by entering a municipal address. This contributes to faster and more accurate responses by the City as they fulfill your requests

The City of Ottawa now has new information about Lansdowne Park on New features include descriptions and images of the facilities, facilities rental information and City Programs available at the Park. The redesigned pages create a web presence on that reflects the vibrant new facility and serves as a hub for everything happening at Lansdowne Park.

OttYouth, the City’s online Youth Portal on, is a dynamic, interactive and mobile-friendly portal created with input from Ottawa’s youth. It offers youth:

  • Easy access to information identified as important to youth by youth.
  • Quick links to City of Ottawa programs for youth such as youth employment workshops, leadership training, summer jobs, sports and fitness
  • Access to the City of Ottawa’s social media sites
  • Quick links to help youth engage with the City, such as volunteering and advisory opportunities

Meetings at City Hall November 2 – 6

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit, or call 3-1-1.

Finance and Economic Development Committee –Tuesday, November 3, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Status Update – Finance and Economic Development Committee Inquiries and Motions for the Period Ending October 23, 2015
  • Motions, Directions and Inquiries Recommended for Closure
  • Appointments to the Sparks Street Business Improvement Area Board and to the Sparks Street Mall Authority Board of Management
  • 2015 – Mid-Year Purchasing Report
  • Investment Policy
  • Uncollectible Taxes – Section 354 (1)(2)(4) of The Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001 C.25
  • Leadership In Asset Management Program

Transportation Committee – Wednesday, November 4, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Ministry of Transportation – presentation – preliminary design and environmental assessment for the rehabilitation or replacement of structures and culverts along Highway 417 between the Aviation Parkway and Ramsayville Road
  • Status update – Transportation Committee inquiries and motions for the Period Ending October 23, 2015
  • Roadside Memorials Policy
  • Improving the urban design in front of the Embassy of the United States of America
  • Hunt Club Road Speed Reduction

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee –Thursday, November 5, 10 a.m., The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive

  • Status Update – Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Inquiries and Motions for the Period Ending October 29, 2015
  • Review of the All-Terrain Vehicle Trail Network Pilot Project
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 3834 and 3804 8th Line Road
  • West Carleton Environmental Centre – Lifting of the Holding Provision
  • Speed Reduction on Apple Orchard Drive
  • Development Charges – 3765 Loggers Way

November 11th Remembrance Day Service in Kanata

November 11th is a day to remember the sacrifices of so many in past conflict and to reconfirm the need for peace in the world. Support the Legion by buying poppies that will go on sale starting Oct. 30. On Nov. 11, join me at the Cenotaph in the Village Green Memorial Park. The Kanata Legion organizes an event at the Cenotaph starting at 10:45 am, so the minute of silence can take place at exactly 11 am. I will be laying a wreath for Kanata North. If you want to lay a wreath contact the Legion to obtain one.

When: November 11th, 11am
Where: Cenotaph at Village Green Memorial Park on Colchester Square (located off Campeau Drive, across from Teron Rd)

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